Bottom Line Pullover by Isabell Kraemer

Bottom Line Pullover

Knitting
March 2019
Light Fingering ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1650 - 2750 yards (1509 - 2515 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X

To see an Isabell Kraemer pattern is to want it: to knit it, and to wear it. The designs that work so well for Isabell herself somehow work well for a lot of other knitters, too.

Isabell’s cosmopolitan designs are comfortable everywhere, doing everything. They are casual, but considered. They are garments of confidence and ease. In other words: we all need to make one!

Named for its subtly embellished hem, and also in memory of a legendary Greenwich Village music venue, the Bottom Line Pullover is knitted in fingering weight wool.

The result is a forever sweater that lets Jill Draper’s Mohonk Light shine in all its tone-shifting glory.

The top-down construction means you’ll get to a finished sweater with minimal finishing required.

Materials
— Mohonk Light by Jill Draper Makes Stuff [4 oz (113 g) skeins, each approx 550 yds (502 m), 100% cormo wool]: 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins
— Size US 2.5 (3 mm) circular needles, 16” (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) long, and double-pointed needles (set of 4 or 5)
— Size US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needles, 16” (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) long and double-pointed needles (set of 4 or 5), or size needed to achieve gauge
— Stitch markers

Knitted Measurements
— Bust: 36” (39.75, 43.5, 46.5, 49.5, 53.25)“ [91.5 (101, 110.5, 118, 125.5, 135.5) cm]
— Length to top of shoulder: 24.5” (25, 25.5, 26, 26.5, 27)” [62 (63.5, 65, 66, 67.5, 68.5) cm]

Size
— X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X-Large)
— To fit bust sizes 31-33 (34-36, 38-40, 41-43, 44-46, 48-50)“ [78.5-84 (86.5-91.5, 96.5-101.5, 104-109, 112-117, 122-127) cm]

Gauge
— 26 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) over stockinette stitch, using larger needle

Special Technique
— German Short Rows

Notes
This pullover is worked in the round from the top down to the armholes, then the sleeves and body are divided and worked separately in the round to the bottom edge. Short rows are used to shape the back neck and lower back yoke. You may work the Openwork Pattern from the text or the chart.